Wayne L. Hall, 85, of Newcomerstown, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Cindy Albaugh in West Lafayette, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Coshocton, a son of the late Lester and Nora (Walker) Hall.

He attended West Lafayette High School and entered the Army in 1942, fighting in the battle of the South Pacific Theatre in World War II.

He first worked as a carpenter helping to build the homes in the neighborhood of Pretty Products, then worked for Jones Metal in West Lafayette. In 1951, he was hired at Heller Tool Co., later known as Simond Tools and worked there until his retirement in 1986 after 36 years of service. He painted and wallpapered all his adult life and at one time, owned Hall's Wallpaper and Paint Store on Main Street in Newcomerstown. He also drove the school bus for the West Lafayette School System. He was a life member of the VFW, a 42-year member of the American Legion in Newcomerstown and a longtime member of the NRA.

On Sept. 14, 1946, he married Theda M. Fuller, who passed away Dec. 14, 1990.

Survivors include his two daughters, Cindy Albaugh and companion Mitch Wolfe of West Lafayette and Trudy (Dave) Corbett of Fresno; grandsons, Kim (Deleesie) Albaugh, Rob Albaugh and Dave (Dana) Israel, all of West Lafayette, and Tim (Lisa) Albaugh of Coshocton; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews; and a good friend, Lillian Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theda; his parents; a sister, Joann (Lester) Parsons of Houston, Texas, formerly of West Lafayette; and a niece.

Funeral services were Oct. 13, 2009, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown.

Burial followed in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, with military graveside services conducted by the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.addyfuneralhome.com.